Beverly's interest in Chinese and Japanese Literature including Zen koans led her to attempt to illustrate them using pastels on paper. Koans are paradoxical statements used to unravel poetic truths. She develops images to illustrate these insights.
Heron cry stabs the darkness.
In the Spring beyond Time the Withered
Perching in a Tree.
A Flower Decked Bough.
Who can Leap the World's ties and Sit with Me among the Clouds ?
Gary Snyder translating Han shan
How does the Mountain Finch know the Wild Swan's Aspiring ?
What is Life?
It is the Flash of a Firefly
in the Night.
The Swaying Bamboos
The Toll of a Sudden Bell
The World ? Moonlit Drops Shaken from a Cranes Bill.
The Morning Glory!
It has taken the Well Bucket and I must Look Elsewhere for Water.
Slowly Consumed like Fire
Down a candle.
On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are.
Lyrics by Sting
Words from a book by Dainis Hazner